Since I started playing I have struggled with the decision as to whether I should just explore everywhere on Tore (my main) or leave some areas to explore with Alts. I've still not made a firm choice. I have broadly decided I won't deliberately avoid exploring an area at the cost of having nothing fun to do. I'll also try to keep the 1-15 areas for Alts that are starting out: always nice to explore home turf on a new toon.
As I don't have the time or inclination to do a Legendary weapon getting 100% world is not a priority. In fact, if I did want to do that, 100% world would be the smallest hurdle to jump.
I thought it would be nice to explore Queensdale completely as I figured I'd never make a human (boring) but I have since decided a female human engineer might be good fun!
|Pretty, isn't it?|
However, with the announcement of Flame & Frost: Prelude I figured I should definitely go and get 100% completion on Diessa Plateau before the Living Story changed anything radically. I have to say it's one of the more varied an interesting zones I've explored. I really liked the autumnal aesthetic and a lot of the heart quests were quite novel. The norn heart quests are quite samey throughout the Shiverpeaks; certainly there are enough dredge to last you a life time and Frostgorge Sound makes for a welcome break.
I think my favourite heart quest in Diessa was helping out with the gardening and my favourite dynamic event was cow training. A very enjoyable hour of gaming!
I should have taken a few more screenshots of some of my favourite areas on the plateau but I suspect the Living Story will take me back there soon enough. My overall impression was bears, ghosts and cows. Lots of cows.
|Diessa Plateau: where it's always autumn|